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With its expertise WWF counts among the biggest and most distinctive environmental protection organisations worldwide. In 2006, Erste Asset Management (formerly known as ERSTE SPARINVEST) started a partnership with WWF Austria, which has garnered lots of attention both domestically and internationally.

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ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT

ESPA WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT

ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT invests worldwide in companies in the environmental sector, with a focus on the following themes:

  • Water treatment and supply. Issue such as the reduction in consumption and costs as well as water scarcity are increasingly also affecting industrialised nations. 
  • Recycling and waste management: globally rising volumes of waste due to population growth require solutions in recycling and processing. 
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency: climate change requires an alternative to traditional forms of energy (e.g. wind or solar power). 
  • Mobility: the technological progress of new forms of drives such as electric and hydrogen cars as well as third-generation bio fuels have been subject to rising interest.

In 2006, Erste Asset Management and WWF entered into an alliance as part of which the fund management team is supported by an environmental advisory board from WWF.

Please see the legal risk notes at the end of this page.

Megatrends in environmental equities

  • Renewable energy:
    New markets become key markets for the wind and solar industry. The recent decline in the oil price will not stop the trend towards renewable energy.
  • Energy storage:
    Optimisation of energy transport, but also "Smart Grid" (intelligent networks) and "Smart Metering" (intelligent electric meter). New applications are intended to make life easier for us all.
  • Mobility:
    New propulsion technology such as electric cars, hydrogen-powered cars and third-generation biofuels. Nowhere else is technological progress watched as closely as in this new generation of vehicles

WWF: a strong partner

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ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT is named after WWF on purpose. With its expertise and specially created environmental advisory board, WWF ensures adherence to stringent ecological and social criteria in the selection of equities.

Track record: Protection of the rain forest and flood protection

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Erste Asset Management waives parts of the management fees for this fund. This money has been used to support the water and climate protection programme of WWF Austria for ten years.

 

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Risk notes according to 2011 Austrian Investment Fund Act for ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT

ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT may exhibit increased volatility due to the composition of its portfolio: i.e. the unit value can be subject to significant fluctuations both upwards and downwards within short periods of time.

Disclaimer 

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